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McKenna Museum of African American Art

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Great informational Museum with a Unbelievable Hosts and Lecturer

This was a real eye opener...real history not what we have been told and read about..Th woman doing... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
culaugh2012
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Ironwood, Michigan
Excellent

This museum is smaller than some but the pieces here all tell a story. Our guide Kim was... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Michele T
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Mansfield
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This was a real eye opener...real history not what we have been told and read about..Th woman doing the lecturing was full of facts and history and a joy to listen to...You really should make this a stop and look at the articles, artifact and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

This museum is smaller than some but the pieces here all tell a story. Our guide Kim was incredible and was extremely passionate about the pieces as she guided us through the museum. Will definitely go back.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Michele T
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I had an opportunity to visit the McKenna Museum of Art recently with my best friend, Cathy Hughes and a group of loved ones. We received a tour from the museum's docent, Kim and one of the founders, Dr. Dwight McKennastopped in for a bit...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Well, this was disappointing. My family was in town visiting from overseas and they really wanted to check out this museum. I called and scheduled an appointment for the six of us then later called back to confirm the appointment, but when we showed up...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank grgNOLA
Reviewed February 29, 2016

This stunning house is filled with gorgeous pieces of art. What I liked is that there was a great range of art, some very recent pieces included. It also highlighted many pieces from up and coming New Orleans artists. A definite must see if coming...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Jessica H
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Before you travel to the McKenna Museum, check their website and look for special events, especially the opening to an exhibition. They do an amazing job with their exhibitions geared to children and also life in New Orleans. The staff is very welcoming. The gallery...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank SingletonFamily
Reviewed February 7, 2014

I visited the McKenna Museum on a Saturday. It has a great selection of well-done, thought-provoking African-American art. I particularly liked the slice-of-life photographs of Dr. Nikki Brown, which attempt to counter the negative way African-Americans are often portrayed in the media. The days and...More

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank KevinCoates
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I happened upon this museum while touring the Garden District. We were admiring the renovations of the beautiful homes in the area and literally stumbled upon this TREASURE. There is an obvious tone of loving dedication and committment to the community that...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Peaceful V
Reviewed August 12, 2011

Housed within the Treme community, this treasure is a pleasure to visit to catch some of the local artistry, culture and history. Housed in a charming old mansion, (with its Nawlin's southern French flavored architecture) offers the charm of being able to really appreciate the...More

Date of experience: August 2011
4  Thank Rosetravels39
Reviewed October 6, 2009

During our recent visit to NO in mid September, the McKenna Museum was on our list of things to do. Being fully aware of the Museum's limited days/hours of operation, I planned accordingly. On Thursday we got up early to have bkfst in the Garden...More

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